Andrew Lewis High School - Pioneer Yearbook (Salem, VA)

 - Class of 1955

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Page 78 text:

Relaxing After A Strenuous Workout . . . m Cromer, Eddie Zini, Ronnie Henry, Byron Yost, David Etter, Lennie Epperly, Brown Lee Martin, Morris Cregger, Glynn Greer, Warren Hankins, Johnny Hesmer, Teddy Carroll, Billy Swain, Durwood Feazell, Craig Schneider, Mark Graybill, Hugh Bainter, Pete Watts, Everette Obenshain, John Taylor, Buddy Perry, David Rutherford, George Berry, Lester Thomas, Paul Overfelt, Charles Gunter, Jerry Brown, Walter Bailey, Don Clower, Clarence Tarpley, Tommy Carroll, David Jobe, Paul Henderson, Eddie Nester, Charles Dean, Dewey Spangler, Edgar Gresham, Greg Wroniewiez, Bill Roberts, Dickie Combs, Elton Birch, Walter Lee. THE ANDREW LEWIS JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM or “Baby Wolverines” experienced the most suc¬ cessful season that has been enjoyed by a J. V. team in many years. The recoid lor the year was five wins and two losses. What was behind such a successful season? Two main things! They had a group of boys playing that always were out to win regardless of the odds. They did not have a really large team and it cannot be said they bullied their way. They had a coach that did outstanding work in building a great little football team. The season started out with Troutville Varsity. The “Baby Wolverines” were really outmatched but never gave up fighting. This might be called one of the outstanding games although they lost 22-6. Next, they went on the “Victory Path” by downing Fleming Junior Varsity 12-0. This was an interesting game and the AL J. V.’s played a pretty good game. Then on they went to put away the Jefferson J. V.’s by coming from behind a halftime lead of 12-0. Final score 20-12! Nice going, boys. They then traveled to Fincastle to whip a deter¬ mined Fincastle Varsity 12-7. Then came the heartbreaker, a loss to Byrd Junior Varsity 14-7. They were up against a snappy bunch of boys and lost the game in the last minutes of play. Boom! They came roaring back the following week to trip the “high flying” Jefferson “B” team 20-19. Although the Jeffs scored often they could not beat the “Baby Wolverines”. Never once did the J. V.’s quit and as a result, they won. This can be called our greatest triumph of the year. Last, but surely not the least, they stomped the Glass J. V.’s 26-6. They had not beaten this team for quite a few years. From the final analysis of this season, the future seems indeed bright for coach Hal Johnston and his Varsity Wolver¬ ines. We can look to the next few years as the “years of plenty” in the land of the Blue and White.

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Blocking, Tackling, Passing, Kicking . . . took to the air and beat us 28-6. Then on October 29 the Wolverines and the team from Fairfax battled to a 6-6 tie. After this we met and edged out the Glass team of Lynchburg 7-6. Andrew Lewis wound up the season by rolling over Covington in an impressive 39-25 win. Scoring for Andrew Lewis were Norton, Lough, Beason, and Perry. Although we did not have a winning season, there were many individual gains and awards. Among those deserving special recognition were Kenny Norton and Milan Christley. All City-County were Norton, Christley, and Parr; All Western District was Norton; Second Team All State were Christley and Parr; All State Honorable Mention was Kenny Norton, first in total points scored in City-County and fourth in the State. Coaches: Mr. Johnston, Mr. Harless, Mr. Crush, Mr. Copenhaver and Mr. Crawford. In individual awards, Ken Norton received the most valuable player award and Frank Francisco was awarded the sportsmanship trophy. Quarterback Billy Myers picks up a first down against Thomas Jefferson as our men block out tacklers. Ashton Lough moves in on Teejay ' s would-be ground gainer as Rex Mitchell rushes up to call the play. " Down you go " shout Richmond ' s mighty eleven as they converge on halfback Kenny Norton during the action-packed first half. William Byrd ' s entire team seems to be getting into the act as Lewis ' s ball carrier is stopped after a long gain.



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Holding That Line . . . Getting That Ball . . Date Team Score Sept. 11—Troutville Varsity. 6-22 Sept. 23—Fleming J. V. 12-0 Oct. 7—Jefferson J. V. 20-12 Oct. 15—Fincastle Varsity. 12-7 Oct. 21—William Byrd J. V. 7-14 Oct. 28—Jefferson “B ” Team. 20-19 Nov. 4—E. C. Glass J. V. 26-6 Record 5-2 103-80 Buddy Perry (26 with ball) heads for turf after a short gain against the Jefferson " B " team. Walter Bailey (15), George Berry (44), Brown Martin (39), Ed Zini (28), Ed Nester (36) look in on the play. A L J. V. ' s won 20-19. Dickie Combs and Johnny Hesmer bring a Jeffite to a stop after a short gain. Helping for A L are Walter Bailey (24), Dave Rutherford (22), George Berry (44), Charles Gunter (27), Buddy Perry (26). A Jeff " B " player (40) blocks camera as a line play takes place. George Berry (44) and Buddy Perry (26) prepare to block their men. DAVE RUTHERFORD (22), CO-CAPTAIN, shakes hands with the Captain of Wm. Byrd J. V. before the game. Johnny Hesmer, the other captain for A L and quarter¬ back, looks on.

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